Crucifixion nails, Papal jewellery and spiritual weight loss


An eclectic news menu this week, led by the TV documentary that claims to have found nails used in the crucifixion of Jesus (pictured), plus reports of an auction of Papal jewellery and a spritual program for weight loss. On a sombre note, a bible was burned in Pakistan in revenge for the Koran and a disgraced Belgian bishop was ordered to leave his country.

Catholic spiritual program for weight loss (CNA)

US theologians criticise US bishops' critique of book (NCR)

UK nuns starved and abused by carers (Ninemsn)

Pakistan bible torched in revenge for burning of Koran (Christian Today)

Vatican orders disgraced Belgian bishop to leave country (CNS)

Papal jewellery up for online auction in US (Seattle Times)

Vatican endorses new romantic comedies about fertility treatment (UK Telegraph)

Vatican commission to discuss challenges in China (Zenit)

Film claims discovery of nails from Jesus's cross (SBS)

US theologian's book scores well in classroom (NCR)

More than 800 abuse cases reported in Austria (West Australian)

Harry Potter banned in Poland over too much magic (UK Telegraph)